Kelly Hughes

Assistant Professor Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

230 Pathology

(970) 491-1170

About Kelly

Dr. Hughes is an anatomic pathologist and member of the Clinical Hematopathology Lab, with expertise in immunologic aspects of canine lymphoproliferative disease. After veterinary school, Dr. Hughes completed an anatomic pathology residency and master’s degree at Oregon State University focused on studying canine mammary cancer and the circadian clock. Following residency training, Dr. Hughes completed a PhD with Dr. Anne Avery at the Clinical Immunology Laboratory at Colorado State University. Through this advanced training, Dr. Hughes has gained experience and expertise in canine and feline flow cytometry and WHO classification of lymphoproliferative disease in these species. Dr. Hughes’ research interests have been primarily focused on characterization of the histomorphology, biology, immunopathology and molecular features of lymphoma/leukemia with the intention of investigating and utilizing these concepts in other types of tumors.


Ph.D., Colorado State University, 2018D.V.M., Oregon State University, 2014B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, 2005


Diplomate, Anatomic Pathology
American College of Veterinary Pathologists